Sunday, May 8, 2011


Picture taken from Tomato Mountain Farm Facebook Page
So over the past year or so I've been reading all sort of books and websites and watching documentaries about where our food comes from.  All of this has led me to really think about what we are eating and it's prompted me to kind of revise what kinds of food we buy and where we get our food from... as well as baning certain 'fast food' for a more slow food approach.  Like I said, it's not the easiest method of getting food on your table but at least you know a little bit about your food... and we are hoping to get to know those who are growing it.  What a concept!

Mr. D and I have joined a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  We've chosen Tomato Mountain Farm and have had one delivery.  And I am so excited about it! The picture above is courtesy Tomato Mountain Farm's Facebook page... and gives you a good idea of what was delivered.  Although, it doesn't come close to the amount of spinach we got!  Our delivery came very late at night so my plans on taking all these great pictures was crushed due to it being almost midnight.  But this is one reason I really liked them... they deliver right to our door!  A lot of CSA's have a weekly pick up site, which is also great but having them deliver really works nicely for us.

This batch included, Spinach, Bok Choi, Hakurei Turnips, Head Lettuce, Red Russian Kale.  We were a little overwhelmed with a few of the items but have put all of them to good use.  Success!  Right now, because the weather is still cool, there are a lot of cold weather veggies and greens.  Which is find by me... that's the point! Tonight we sauteed turnips, kale, onions and some spices to have as a side dish with pulled pork (which was not local by any means... baby steps!).  It was delish!  Turnips... delicious?  Yep, they sure are!

As the bounty grows and changes I'll be sharing pics along with any great recipes we come across in quest to eat great food!


Saturday, May 7, 2011


The past few weeks have been so crazy!  I don't really have any good excuse for it but the cats wake us up early (at some point this is where we will include going to the gym), Mr. D eventually feeds them while i'm getting ready, we go to work (work has been nice and busy... YAY!)... the going to work could include me taking day trips to St. Louis which makes for a very long day and this part of the day always involves a long drive for the husband, work our butts off, I get home, feed the cats and clean up, Mr. D calls and says he's coming home so I start to get dinner ready, wash dishes, we eat, clean up (again!), sit and talk and play with kittens and then it's time for bed.  There is so little time for anything else.  So pile on other things like plan a vacation... with plenty of drama cause we can't do anything the 'traditional' way (we are going to Sonoma in 20 days... let the count down begin!  But had some issues with the person we were going to rent from... I think we are finally all settled now.) and look for a new condo (i'm obsessive and when I get an idea in my head that's all I focus on until it is done) and there is so little little time to do anything else!

I'm living for the weekends!  Which start on Friday evening, but the tired sets on real fast so really Saturday is our day to enjoy... but it goes by so quickly too!  So the plan for this weekend is... NOTHING.

Cause I'm going Crazy...

I hope you had a nice week and Happy Mother's Day to all the Mama's out there!  And Happy Birthday (or belated Birthday) to all of my May birthday friends and family.  I have all the cards addressed but no stamps... uggh!  I'm terrible.  I just stare at the calendar in disbelief at how may lives there are to celebrate in May.